The new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new aerodynamic design, redeveloped
suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ is the suffix
of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for
the V12 Lamborghini.
The design of the new Aventador S clearly indicates the new Aventador
generation. The Aventador S features a number of exterior developments,
particularly in front and rear, while its profile remains clearly an Aventador.
Every modified component is redesigned for a purpose, achieving maximum
aerodynamic efficiency while accenting the Aventador’s complex, muscular
dynamism. Furthermore, Lamborghini Centro Stile has intelligently
integrated certain elements of past icons, such as the lines of rear wheel
arches reminiscent of the original Countach.
A more aggressive nose and longer front splitter redirect airflow for better
aerodynamic efficiency, improved engine cooling and increased cooling to
the radiators. Two air ducts in the side of the front bumper reduce
aerodynamic interference from the front tires and optimize wake flow to the
The rear of the Aventador S is dominated by a black diffuser, available on
request in carbon fiber, characterized by a number of vertical fins that
amplify the airflow effects, reduce drag through pressure recovery and generate downforce. Three single exhaust outlets exit through the rear bumper.
The active rear wing is movable in three positions depending on speed and
drive select mode, and optimizes the car’s improved overall balance, working
with vortex generators created in the front and rear of the chassis’ underside
that maximize air flow as well as assist in brake cooling.
The Aventador S design results in significantly enhanced aerodynamic
performance. Front downforce has been improved by more than 130% over
the previous Aventador coupé. When the wing is in its optimum position the
overall efficiency at high downforce is improved by over 50%, and in low drag
by more than 400% compared to the previous model.
Four masterpieces evolve driving emotion: Four-wheel drive, new active suspension, new four-wheel steering system and the new EGO driving mode
The Aventador S chassis retains the Aventador’s unique and extremely rigid
lightweight carbon fiber monocoque with attached aluminum frames resulting
in a dry weight of just 1,575 kg.
The Aventador S is redeveloped around a ‘total control concept’ to provide a
superior drive, ride and performance; every aspect of the car’s suspension and
electronic control systems has been advanced, with the goal of particularly
enhanced control and driving emotion.
Enhanced lateral control comes from new four-wheel steering, adopted for
the first time on a series production Lamborghini. The system provides
improved agility at low and medium speeds and more stability at high speed.
On the front axle it is combined with Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS),
tuned for a more natural and responsive feel with a sharper turn-in. It is
specially adapted to integrate with the active Lamborghini Rear-wheel
Steering (LRS) on the rear axle: two separate actuators react in five
milliseconds to driver’s steering movements, allowing a real-time angle and
cornering stiffness adjustment.
At low speeds, front wheels face in opposite direction to the steering angle,
thereby virtually reducing the wheelbase. With less steering wheel angle
required, the Aventador S is more agile with a reduced turning radius,
ensuring higher performance in curves and making it easy to maneuver in
town and at low speeds.
Conversely at higher speeds both front and rear wheels share the same
steering angle, thus virtually extending the wheelbase, providing increased
stability and optimizing the responsiveness of the car.
Vertical control comes from Lamborghini’s updated pushrod and
Lamborghini Magneto-rheological Suspension (LMS), with revised kinematics
adapted to the new four-wheel steering. New suspension geometry, optimized
for Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering, includes upper and lower arm and wheel
carrier to reduce caster and load on the system. A new real-time variable
damping system optimizes wheel and body control, and balance and ground
stiffness is maximized. New rear springs also enhance the car’s balance.
Longitudinal control is achieved via an improved ESC strategy with faster and
more precise control of traction control and vehicle dynamics, depending on
the driving mode selected. Extensively tested on surfaces such as snow and
ice, the Aventador S has improved adhesion detection to maximize grip in all
conditions and enhance its handling capabilities. The Aventador S permanent
four-wheel drive has been calibrated for the stabilizing effect of the new
Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering, allowing more torque to the rear axle: when
powering off the throttle, less torque is shifted to the front axle to allow oversteer
behavior and a sporty, but safe drive.
Lamborghini engineers have integrated the smart Lamborghini Dinamica
Veicolo Attiva (LDVA) control unit to manage these systems in the car. LDVA
is the new brain of the car, which receives real time and precise information
on body motion via input from all sensors of the car. It instantly defines the
best set-up of all active systems in order to guarantee the best vehicle
dynamics in each and every condition.
The Aventador S allows the driver to select between four different driving
modes: STRADA, SPORT, CORSA and the new EGO mode, which influence the
behavior of traction (engine, gearbox, 4WD), steering (LRS, LDS, Servotronic)
and suspension (LMS).
STRADA stands for maximum comfort and daily use. SPORT provides a sporty,
rear-wheel drive feel and CORSA is suitable for maximum track performance.
EGO is the new driving mode option. This provides several additional and
individual set-up profiles, customizable by the driver, selecting his preferred
criteria for traction, steering and suspension within the STRADA, SPORT and
All driving modes have been recalibrated in the Aventador S, improving ESC
integration with all-wheel drive and the interface between engine torque
management system and traction control reaction. The continuous torque
split to front and rear axles in each driving mode is recalibrated for the
Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering and the differentiation between the driving
modes is enhanced.
The Lamborghini Aventador’s naturally aspirated twelve cylinder, 6.5 liter
engine outputs an additional 40 hp over its predecessor, to a maximum 740
hp, with a 690 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. To achieve the power increase,
both VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and VIS (Variable Intake System) have been
optimized in order to obtain an enriched torque curve. Additionally, the
maximum engine revs have been increased from 8,350 to 8,500 rpm.
A dry weight of just 1,575 kg provides a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.13
kg/hp. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is reached in 2.9 seconds, with a top
speed of 350 km/h. Transmission is provided by Lamborghini’s lightweight
Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) 7-speed shifting system, providing robotized
gear shifts in up to 50 milliseconds.
The Aventador S adopts a new exhaust system developed as the result of a
significant R&D project. More than 20% lighter than its predecessor and the
product of testing multiple configurations, the results are an enhanced
Lamborghini sound and resonance from the already inimitable V12 aspirated
engine, with the three single pipe outlets at the rear of the Aventador S a
visual reminder of the new exhaust system.
As in its predecessor, the Aventador S is equipped with a stop-and-start
system and cylinder deactivation for optimized engine efficiency. When full
engine capacity is not required, six of the twelve cylinders are temporarily
deactivated by switching off one cylinder bank. When the driver accelerates,
the system switches back instantaneously to twelve-cylinder mode, with the
changeover virtually impossible to detect by the driver.
The Aventador S sits on a new, specially developed set of Pirelli P Zero tires.
Designed to optimize steering, traction, lane changes and braking efficiency,
the tires are specifically designed to respond to the dynamic behavior induced
by the Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering, ensuring handling consistency and
driver feedback. With improved force generation from both front and rear
tires, the Pirelli P Zero tires provide a higher lateral acceleration and reduce
Carbon ceramic brakes are standard equipment for the Aventador S. The
ventilated and perforated carbon ceramic discs (Ø 400 x 38 mm – Ø 380 x 38
mm) enhance braking performance from 100 km/h to standstill in 31 m.
Aventador S – a driver’s environment
The cockpit of the Aventador S brings new functionality and refinement. A
new TFT digital dashboard can be customized according to the driver’s
preferences, with different kombi screens for STRADA, SPORT and CORSA in
conjunction with the EGO mode. Selected from the driving modes options on
the control panel, the EGO button reveals further options on pop-up digital
screens, allowing the driver to choose his preferred settings.
AppleCarPlay comes as a standard specification, allowing the cockpit’s
occupants to manage voice activated communications and entertainment
from personal Apple devices.
The Lamborghini telemetry system is an optional specification: recording lap
times and track performance as well as trip data, the telemetry system is
especially appealing to the owner who wants to take his car on track.
The interior specification of the Aventador S is virtually limitless through
Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program.
The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador S in
Spring 2017 at suggested retail prices as follows:
Europe: EUR 281.555,00 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
UK: GBP 225.955,00 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
USA: USD 421.350,00 (suggested retail price – GGT included)
China: RMB 6.739.673,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)
Japan: YEN 41.578.179,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)